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to shape the debates of our time, not only with the votes we cast but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideas. >> he talked about us shaping the debate. is that resonating, angela? >> i think it is resonating. there's a natural, organic evolution. the constitution was written years ago and most of us see the constitution as a living, breathing document. there are all types of things that we can do to ensure that we are creating change long term. the president has continued to push that. we saw her even do that across the ocean in israel. so when you look at the different things we can do as a people, it isn't just about the vote. it is also about the voice and for republicans, more often than not. >> support of gay marriage, as you mention, currently 58%, that's up 26 points since 2004 and 81% approval rating among those 18 to 29. now, your father came out in support of same sex civil unions back in 2009. why has the party, in your opinion? >> i think there's a conservative right movement as we've seen take over the party in the last few years and
challenging the defense of marriage act and a ban on same-sex marriage. the court has evolved on this issue dramatically. 17 years ago, only 27% of americans were in favor of same-sex marriage. today, well over half the court supports marriage equality. sometimes change is slow. sometimes it's hard to see. sometimes it gets lost in the daily battles out of washington. but this is real. this is what progress looks like. the president and the country are winning the progressive argument and are moving the country forward. joining me now is congresswoman donna edwards, democrat from maryland, and patricia murphy from citizen jane politics. thanks for your time. >> thank you. >> congresswoman, are some of the right finally acknowledging big shifts on social issues? >> well, i think that what the president has done is he's actually demonstrated what leadership is, and that is moving a country that was kind of middle of the road on some of these issues and recognizing the direction that we needed to go and i think that the right has completely underestimated the fact that the american public is m
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